If tomatoes and avocados are considered fruits, are there any fruits that are considered vegetables?
Question #123535. Asked by geognut.
Last updated Sep 17 2011.
Originally posted Sep 16 2011 3:41 AM.
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looney_tunes Moderator 18 year member
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Quite a few: tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchinis, pumpkins, peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, christophene, okra, breadfruit, avocado, green beans, lentils, snow peas, soybean are all botanically fruits, but considered vegetable in cuisine. (Vegetable is not a botanical term.)
All fruit are considered vegetables but not all vegetables are considered fruit (Below ground growth, leaves, bark and inner pulp of the stem are not fruit) Fruit are the result of seed forming for the most part and are related to only the flower part of a plant.